NEWS & RESULTS
response to both Philippa Armstrong's and Pauline Angus's wheelchair appeals has been amazing.
They are both are still seeking your support so they can
the sport they love.
Agility Warehouse has a new home within the on-line shop
Pets Perfect. Be
sure you sign up to their newsletter to be kept up to date with the latest offers and
Over the past year, the British Institute of Pet
Dog Trainers (BIPDT) has developed an agility test for dog owners with owner and dog
gaining a certificate for each level of achievement. They are also holding twice
yearly, residential dog training instructor's courses.
News & Info
TraVal Agility Group has disbanded and is no longer taking classes nor
Golden Valley DTC regret that due to circumstances beyond
their control there will not be an Open KC show at the Hereford Country Fair (4 August)
Dogs at the Easter EMDAC show will be jumping lower heights.
CSJ Are sponsoring the Highland Agility Stakes again.(Sponsorship
The Otley and Orchard May
Day shows are being held at new venues.
The 2014 Southam show in September will have classes for all grades in
The Kennel Club has issued Guidance to recent amendments to agility regulations.
Club has introduced a new interactive way to apply for Agility Warrants on-line.
Due to their show venue not being available, Redgates AC will not be
holding a show this year.
CSJ have renewed their relationship with the Highland Agility Stakes.
Woof & Brew,
creators and producers of healthy
herbal teas for dogs,
has agreed to sponsor the
Agilitynet Senior Agility League this year. Cheers!
A list of people interested in taking part in the XV
International Mix & Breed Championships (IMCA) and PAWC (ParAgility) in Italy in
September this year is now being
compiled. Places on Team GB are open to anyone wishing to represent their
country at an international competition.
Places & Spaces
Moving to a new area, looking for a another club or
some extra private tuition? These clubs and events have spaces available.
- Delinquent Dogz (S. Yorks)
- Eastern Agility (Surrey)
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
& Schnauzer Cross Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
Valgrays Dog of the Year
As there is no Wallingford show this year, the Valgrays Dogs of the Year Awards will be
presented at Easter Celebration. In the meantime, you can preview the results here.
Agility Edge League
Agility Edge is a cash and sponsor prize league that rewards excellence in agility.
The League is up and running again for 2014 and
there are lots of new members already. It is open to all spaniel handlers.
2013 was a year of ups
and downs for Rescue Agility Scotland. But when the League tables closed on 31 January
2014, it was evident that many dogs and handlers had enjoyed an extremely successful
Senior Agility League
The 2013 League is dead. Long live the 2014 League. Well done to all the older but
wiser winners of the 2013 League. If you are 55 or over you are eligible to enter. Do
it now. You're not getting any younger.
QUALIFIERS & FINALS
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
The Animal Health Co Classic
The Animal Health Company is launching a steeplechase
style competition for dogs of all sizes, featuring the Westcott's Water Jump!
With ten qualifiers around the country, everyone should have a chance to enter.
Drontal, the UK's favourite dog wormer, will continue its support of
agility with the 2014 Agility Challenge consisting of 10 heats across the country.
Brillo International Bounce
The 15 shows which will host qualifying heats have been announced.
The Final will be held on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at Blenheim ATC Show
Weekend at West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
Events added in the last two weeks.
Some of the latest arrivals are previewed here but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct. It's a faster service and still free to rescue organisations and private
individuals! Another new features is a Google map so you can see where the
dog is located. Wales may not be THAT far away for the right dog!
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
& Agility Dogs
For the past four years, Stephanie
Fleig has been monitoring agility dogs to seet how they cope with the excitement and
anticipation of agility for her PhD. work. Now she needs your help with her ground-breaking
Have you seen a dog with a yellow ribbon on its lead
or wearing a Space Dogs 'I Need Space' vest and wondered why ? Joanne Livemore takes
a look at the Campaign and some of the reasons why a dog may need space.
Remember Leigh and her Spaniel Pip who trained at Watford and moved to
Perth, Australia last year shortly after they started competing. Well, she's
been to her first Aussie show and sent us the video.
101 Tips for
Some words of wisdom for anyone starting out on their agility competition career and
some things to remember for those who are on the circuit already.
Council Rep Mini Profiles
Meet your area Liaison Council rep. They're your voice at the Kennel Club so it is
worth getting to know a little more about them.
One of truly great ABC agility dogs Ag.Ch. Dragonheart
Dark Destroyer AW/G has retired after a glittering agility career with Nigel
Staines. All the best, Zico.
HTM to Agility Dog
After Fran's Cobb's husband passed away and
with retirement fast approaching, she decided to buy a puppy to train for Heelwork to
Music. However, once she and her dog Jazz discovered agility, there
was no turning back.
Mandy and Marcus Bainbridge share some of their stories of five happy years at their
award winning, multiple dog friendly holiday cottages in beautiful Co. Durham.
39 years of Rheumatoid Arthritis have taken their toll
on inspirational mobility impaired handler Philippa Armstrong. Now she needs a
new wheelchair to get back into agility... and you can help.
Don't miss any judging appointments because your details are out of date on the
Agilitynet Judge's A-List. And just to clarify, the Judge's A-List
is open to all judges - KC, UKA, BAA and independent, old experienced hands and
newbies. All welcome.
There are now more than 8000+ members of FB and the number is growing every day. Have
you joined yet?
would like to encourage all show secretaries and organisers to send us their ring
plans, not just for the actual show but for the archives. They are invaluable for
anyone trying to find information for their Warrants and people aspiring to be Champ
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Clubs & Trainers
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HEALTH & FITNESS
Pilates Approach to Dog Agility
Pilates instructor and agility enthusiast Stacy
Weeks explains how Pilates can help you be a better handler.
You might wonder what martial arts have in common with running an agility dog?
Personal trainer Mike Wood & Eleanor Balchin have developed an exercise regime specifically for those who compete in dog agility.
Karen Laker, Sue Holstead and
Ruth MacGill have put together an e-book that describes a way that dogs and owners
can have fun working out together. Combining dog training with exercise and music,
it's just what Mary Ann Nester has been waiting for.
Replacement - ... it has been a real roller-coaster ride of a year for Jackie
Bromwich. Her talented you collie Fern had to have a total hip replacement. This is the
story of her journey back to fitness
with the help of Fitzpatrick Referrals.
Agility is a high risk sport due to all
that running, twisting and turning. Despite the best
preparation, not all injuries can be prevented which is why Chartered Vet Physiotherapist Sally Medcalf has written
an article how to spot problems and prevent injuries.
The No. 1 cause of injury in
high impact in active dog sports like agility is doing too much, too soon and too fast.
Thermal imaging utilises a colourful new technology as a diagnostic tool, but it can
also be used as a management tool to monitor a performance animal or can be used to
assess the usefulness of a treatment.
Kay Westgate was told that her little dog Twiggy had pancreatitis she felt really
guilty. It took a while to learn how to live with a dog on a diet. Kay wrote this
article, hoping to help other owners in a similar situation.
Border Collie Collapse (BCC) is a
relatively rare condition usually seen in working dogs or those training for high
intensity activity such as agility or flyball. Vet Netty
Mattey has studied it and explains more about it.
Taking the time to find out what breeds make up your crossbreed dog can affect the
way you train it - and it could answer the question, once and for all, about
whether you are eligible to enter an ABC class.
Looking for a pairs partner or another team
member, flat mate or camping pass? You can also look for specific car cages, van or dog
vehicles and demo teams for your fairs and fetes? If all else has failed, try
our free 'want' ads.
Foundation Jumping Skills
Heidi Pichotta agreed to review Lee Windeatt's first
DVD because she loved it!
This step by step guide from
Lauren Langman and the Devon Dogs team, reviewed by Manda Scott, is aimed at anyone
with a new puppy or young dog or simply interested in dog training.
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